• Campus Shooting Dialogue Planning Team Concludes Work, Transitions to Community of Practice

    Dec 22, 2017, 05:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    Following an increase in violence on college campuses in late 2015, the ACUI Board of Trustees created the Campus Shooting Dialogue Planning Team, a task force to examine action-based efforts that union and activities professionals could take on their own campuses to better understand campus shootings and how to prepare for them.
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  • ACUI Launches New Benchmarking Tool

    Dec 1, 2017, 05:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    In December, ACUI Benchmarking was launched, a new tool that allows users to enter data, view key performance indicators, and download comparative, presentation-ready reports. The tool was built in cooperation with Dynamic Benchmarking and will offer members the valuable data they need.
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  • New Board of Trustees Members Elected

    Nov 29, 2017, 18:00 PM by Justin Rudisille
    ACUI is pleased to announce the results of the Board of Trustees election, in which there were 564 ballots cast out of 3,140 eligible voters, representing an 18% voter turnout.
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  • Congratulations to 2017 Recipients of Regional Awards and Scholarships

    Nov 28, 2017, 05:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    All of ACUI’s regions offer a variety of ways to recognize and provide opportunities to members through awards and scholarships. In 2017, a total of 65 regional awards and scholarships were presented, with $20,819 being offered in funding to support student and professional development.
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  • ACUI Prepares to Launch Digital Badging

    Nov 1, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    Digital badging is a type of micro-credentialing that allows people to demonstrate their competence in a skill set. These can be informal, such as the badges gamers earn for reaching certain levels of a game or the badges earned on fitness tracking apps for achieving a certain number of steps in a day.
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  • Work Group Assesses, Will Make Recommendations for Current Role Statement

    Oct 30, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    The 2016–18 Strategic Plan called for some of the Association’s core elements to be reviewed, including the Role of the College Union Statement. In June 2017, a committee was formed to assess the current statement and determine what revisions should be made.
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  • ACUI Opposes Decision to Rescind DACA

    Sep 13, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    A removal of protections extended by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would directly impact the work of ACUI members, and the Board of Trustees unanimously opposes this direction.
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  • Work Group to Address Concerns with Named Awards

    Aug 24, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    It has come to the attention of the Board of Trustees that as an undergraduate Porter Butts may have been a member of a student organization affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. There is no place for racism in our association. To examine this issue, a working group is being created to look at the naming of ACUI awards and honors.
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  • New Research Project to Examine Unions’ Relationship to Student Learning, Engagement

    Aug 10, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    ACUI recently partnered with Indiana University to expand research in the college union and student activities field. The first project to be pursued is a qualitative study that will examine student engagement in the college union and how college unions contribute to student learning and success.
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  • I-LEAD® 2017 Provides Additional Opportunity with Two Sessions

    Aug 1, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    Hosting a combined total of 158 student leaders for the 2017 Institute of Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®), ACUI’s annual premier student program was held in early June at the University of Massachusetts–Lowell and late July at Kansas State University.
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  • Program Develops Skills Needed for Those Working with Student Organizations

    Jul 12, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    In late June, more than 90 professionals gathered at the University of Akron for the 2017 Student Organizations Institute. The institute is presented annually in partnership between ACUI, the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), and the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
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  • New Professionals Rate Program Highly in Second Year at Wisconsin

    Jun 30, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    From June 12–16, 46 participants joined colleagues at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for IPDS: New Professionals Orientation.
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  • Members Encouraged to Participate in 'Where Respect Happens'

    Jun 1, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    ​ACUI has joined other student affairs associations in a campaign aimed at reminding us all of the importance of respect in civil society and on our campuses.
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  • Regional Director Election Results

    May 25, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Stringer
    Throughout May 2017, elections occurred for regional director in Regions II, IV, VI, and VIII. Overall, there were 365 ballots cast out of 1,455 eligible voters, representing a 25.1% voter turnout.
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  • Collegiate Clay Target Championships Feature Record Number of Participants

    Mar 29, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    ACUI opened the 49th annual Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas, with 828 student athletes from 85 schools. This is 120 more students than last year’s event.
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  • ACUI Advances Association with New Brand

    Mar 14, 2017, 04:00 AM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    ​On March 14, ACUI launched a new brand. The launch day was the culmination of nearly two years of work by volunteers and staff to ensure that this new identity would represent the Association well.
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  • ACUI Improves Member Experience with New Website ​

    Mar 13, 2017, 15:59 PM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    When ACUI launched its new brand on March 14, it also released a completely redesigned website.
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  • Winners Announced for 2017 ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence

    Mar 29, 2017, 15:37 PM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    Architecture firms WTW Architects, VMDO Architects, CannonDesign, Perkins+Will, and Moody Nolan received ACUI’s Facility Design Award of Excellence during the Architecture and Design Showcase on Tuesday, March 21, at the 2017 ACUI Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
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  • The Future of Leadership Education: A Partnership Explored

    May 9, 2017, 19:26 PM by Elizabeth Beltramini
    Since 2012, ACUI has been a part of the Inter-association Leadership Education Collaborative (ILEC), a group of eight higher education associations committed to furthering the future of leadership education. In late 2016, ILEC produced a white paper titled: “Collaborative Priorities and Critical Considerations for Leadership Education,” which serves as an imperative for leadership educators.
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